Community Justice Project News Archive
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds Honored with Saint Paul Foundation Ambassador Award
University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is a 2015 recipient of the Saint Paul Foundation Facing Race Ambassador Award, which honors Minnesota’s anti-racism activists. Read more.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal names and profiles Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds as 40 Under 40
Nekima Levy-Pounds is much more than a law professor at the University of St. Thomas. She's increasingly a spokeswoman for a reignited civil rights movement that is protesting the treatment of black people by the criminal-justice system, especially following the killings of unarmed black men by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and New York, among other places. Read more.
'Miracle of Minneapolis' article sparks outcry over MN's racial disparities
"It's the best of times and it's the worst of times depending on whether you are black or white," said Nekima Levy-Pounds, University of St. Thomas law professor and civil rights attorney. Read more.
Prof. Levy-Pounds comments about the Justice Department's Report regarding the Minneapolis Police Department
Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project comments about the Department of Justice's report, titled "Diagnostic Analysis of Minneapolis Police Department, MN." Read more.
Minnesota Lawyer publishes a story about Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds' civil rights work
With more than 16,000 tweets under her belt, a blog at the Star Tribune, frequent appearances in other Twin Cities print media and a freshly launched podcast of her own, attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds has established herself in recent years as one of Minnesota’s most visible and vocal civil rights advocates. Read more.
Mall of America protest: A large assembly, a prosecutorial error by Prof. Osler
Prof. Osler, Director of the Federal Commutations Clinic, writes of the Mall of America protest as a prosecutorial error. Read more.
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks at the 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is the guest speaker at the 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast for the Northeast Suburbs in Minnesota. This year’s theme is “Infinite Hope, Meaningful Action.” The breakfast is sponsored by White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in partnership with the St. Paul Area Council of Churches and Twin Cities Public Television.
St. Paul police fatally shoot man during confrontation, MPR News
Professor Levy-Pounds comments in a story on MPR News about a St. Paul man fatally shot by the police.
Charges: Officers infiltrated Black Lives Matter meeting, were spit on by MOA protesters, Fox News
According to criminal charges filed against 10 Black Lives Matter protesters, Bloomington police officers infiltrated a Black Lives Matter meeting to gain intelligence in the days ahead of the December 20 demonstration. A public meeting of organizers held on December 17 was attended by plain-clothed Bloomington officers, the complaint says.
Charges filed against MOA protesters, Kare11 news
Charges have been officially filed against 10 people identified as leaders of the demonstration that authorities say disrupted business and caused chaos at the Mall of America (MOA) on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Bloomington authorities announce charges against MOA protesters, Star Tribune
Bloomington authorities on Wednesday announced charges against 10 anti-police-brutality protesters who participated in a large-scale demonstration at the Mall of America last month.
"Black Lives Matter"protestors at the Mall of America will be criminally charged, story on KTTC
"Black Lives Matter"protestors at the Mall of America will be criminally charged, story on KTTC January 14.
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds joins AM950 Radio to discuss #BlackLivesMatter and her current work
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds joins AM950 Radio to discuss #BlackLivesMatter, her experience in #Ferguson, racial justice in 2014-2015 and her work as director of the Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas.
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds named one of the 11 Most Interesting Teachers of 2014 by MinnPost
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds is named one of the 11 Most Interesting Teachers of 2014 by MinnPost. Read more.
Following 'Black Lives Matter' Mall of America Protest, City Launches 'Attack' on Alleged Leaders
Common Dreams covers the story after Black Lives Matter Minneapolis protest.
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds responds in a Fox9 news story, Bloomington city attorney may charge MOA protesters
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds responds in a Fox9 news story about Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and the recent news that a Bloomington city attorney may charge the Mall of America protesters
Prof. Levy-Pounds interviewed about Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent resignation on Kare 11 News
Watch Prof. Levy-Pounds as she is interviewed by Kare11 about the Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent's resignation
Tune in to the inaugural podcast of Prof. Levy-Pounds new show "Real Talk" featured on @iheartradio.
Tune in to the inaugural podcast of Prof. Levy-Pounds new show "Real Talk" featured on @iheartradio. Chris Stewart and Prof. Levy-Pounds discuss the resignation of Sup. Bernaidea Johnson and the implications of our broken education system on children and communities of color.
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq. named honoree for Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer
Professor Nekima Levy Pounds, Esq. is a 2014 honoree for Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.
Professor Levy-Pounds at forefront of #BlackLivesMatter movement in the Twin Cities
Watch Kare11 coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter protesters as they are being led by Professor Levy-Pounds in Minneapolis City Hall.
Professor Levy-Pounds blogs in the Star Tribune, It's Open Season on Black Men and Boys in America
It feels like déjà vu. Just last week we learned that Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Mike Brown, would not be indicted by a grand jury for causing the death of the unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision by the grand jury to not indict in that matter spurred uprisings and protests in Ferguson and across the nation. Not only did protesters take to the streets, but they took to the malls and social media to declare a nationwide #boycottblackfriday movement, also called #handsupdontshop. Read more
'No Justice, No Peace' in Ferguson and Across America by Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds
Prof. Levy-Pounds blogs in the Star Tribune after the Ferguson grand jury decision was made yesterday evening. After learning that the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teen Mike Brown, I felt like running in the streets and screaming at the top of my lungs. I was not surprised by the decision, and yet I longed for an outlet to demonstrate the rage that I felt in that moment, knowing that no black mother's son is safe from a similar fate in America. The problem is deep and it is systemic.
Prof. Levy-Pounds blogs on the Star Tribune
Prof. Levy-Pounds blogs in the Star Tribune November 7, about the recent KSTP 5 news story regarding Mayor Betsy Hodges. Read more.
The shady CSI deal was just the tip of the iceberg, by BAE Team
Those of us that formed Black Advocates for Education (BAE) did so because we were tired of lackluster investments in strategies to improve the pitiful academic outcomes for black males in Minneapolis Public Schools.
Do Black Lives Matter in Our Community? blogs Prof. Levy-Pounds
Young African American men continue to suffer the harmful impacts of racial discrimination, marginalization, stereotyping, and social exclusion. Sadly, their plight is often ignored until a crisis happens such as the shooting death of Mike Brown by law enforcement, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Until we deal with our unreconciled racial history, we can expect these types of occurrences to continue.
Dr. Tyner writes for Law Practice Today, highlighting the work of the Community Justice Project
Dr. Tyner writes for Law Practice Today, highlighting the work of the Community Justice Project and Prof. Levy-Pounds.
Listen to Prof. Levy-Pounds on MPR News, African Americans and the incarceration gap
Prof. Levy-Pounds speaks about African Americans and the incarceration gap on MPR News Friday Round Table, July 18.
Prof. Levy-Pounds writes in the Star Tribune, "As the Battle for Equity Heats Up, Scapegoats are Caught in the Crossfire"
Prof. Levy-Pounds writes in the Star Tribune, "As the Battle for Equity Heats Up, Scapegoats are Caught in the Crossfire."
Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justice
Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, is featured in the Twin Cities Daily Planet's Our Stories for her work, process, and commitment to social justice..
Prof. Levy-Pounds receives Hennepin County diversity award
The award recognizes Levy-Pounds’ “outstanding commitment toward increasing diversity in the legal profession.”
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds receives Hennepin County Bar Association Diversity Award
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds will be recognized at the Hennepin County Bar Association's 95th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on May 20th with the Diversity Award.
Retrospective Case Study Reveals the Impact of Phone Calls on Prisoners and Their Families
“If you nurture a plant, it grows; if you comfort a loved one incarcerated, it encourages his awareness for being loved.” A study conducted by the University of St. Thomas Community Justice Project Legal Clinic in 2013 found a simple phone call to a loved one from prison is like “a fistful of gold,” a lifeline to prisoners. Through this study, twenty-two men of the Power of People Leadership Institute were able to reflect back to their time while incarcerated and express their need for telephone calls as a “light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel.” Since being released from prison, these men have served as leaders in the community.
Lawyers of Color Names Levy-Pounds One of the Most Influential Law Professors in the U.S.
University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, Director of The Community Justice Project, is one of the most influential young minority law professors in the country, according to media and research company Lawyers of Color.
Prof. Levy-Pounds calls for a Paradigm Shift in Public Education
Prof. Levy-Pounds calls for a paradigm shift in public education in an article in Minn Post.
KFAI Interview: Prison Phone Justice
KFAI's Rico Morales talked with Dr. Tyner and Community Justice Project student, Terri Schmitz, about helping families stay in touch when someone is incarcerated.
The Prison Phone Justice Team at the Racial Justice Rally
Prison Phone Justice Team of the Community Justice Project attend at the Racial Justice Rally on March 5, 2014
Rosenblum: Calls to reform unfair prison phone system
Dr. Tyner and Teri Schmitz featured in a Start Tribune article, Rosenblum: Calls to reform unfair prison phone system on March 5.
Professor Levy-Pounds Speaks at the School to Prison Pipeline Protest and Rally at Central High School
Professor Levy-Pounds Speaks at the School to Prison Pipeline Protest and Rally at Central High School. See the story and video coverage.
Dr. Tyner Serves as Panelist at the ABA’s School to Prison Pipeline Town Hall Forum
Dr. Tyner serves as a panelist at the ABA’s School to Prison Pipeline Town Hall Forum.
Prof. Levy-Pounds recognized in the new generation of African-American leaders with a new fight
Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, is recognized as a part of the 'new generation of African-American leaders' with a new fight here in the Twin Cities.
Watch Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds' moving speech on the status of Martin Luther King's dream
MLK's Dream: Where Are We Now? watch Prof. Levy-Pounds speak on and to Dr. Martin Luther King's dream
Profiles of Courage: Leadership Lessons from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Dr.Tyner
Dr. Tyner writes Profiles of Courage: Leadership Lessons from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for BlackLifeCoaches.net
Prof. Levy-Pounds Speaks about Minnesota's Employment Gap on MPR News
A new report by Minnesota's advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found the employment gap between whites and people of color "intolerable." Listen to Prof. Levy-Pounds on MPR News.
State advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights releases report co-authored by students, professors on unemployment disparity in Minnesota
The Minnesota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a new report co-authored by students and professors from the University of St. Thomas School of Law that examines the underlying causes of racial disparity in unemployment in Minnesota and recommendations for change.
Martin Luther King's Dream—Where Are We Now? on Jan 23, featuring keynote speaker Prof. Levy-Pounds
Dr. Martin Luther King offered America a compelling vision for social change that transformed our nation. As part of Humphrey School’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, we are calling our beloved community together to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision and goals, and explore where we stand now. Keynote speaker Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, civil rights attorney and director of the Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will share her views on the status of Dr. Martin Luther King’s "Dream" today.
POLICY AND A PINT: Minnesota and Race In The 21st Century with special guest Nekima Levy-Pounds
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds, Antonio Cardona, and Chris Stewart are featured guests at POLICY AND A PINT: Minnesota and Race In The 21st Century, a Martin Luther King Day edition.
Karamu Forum: Reflections on freedom's journey
Dr. Tyner writes of Karamu Reform in Insight News on December 26, 2013.
Minnesota needs prison phone policy reform
Alex Migambi, CJP student, writes of prison phone policy reform for Insight News
Community Justice Project student, Sarah Orange, blogs about the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Community Justice Project student, Sarah Orange, blogs about the campaign for prison phone justice on the Media Action Grassroots Network site.
Justice 4 All: Bridging the racial jobs gap
Now is the time to take action in order to ensure those with a criminal history have a second chance. A chance to write a new chapter for their futures by becoming gainfully employed, supporting their families, and strengthening our community. Take Action MN and community leaders are working to make this vision a reality. Please join the Target Racial Jobs Gap meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Capri Theatre to lead change in Minnesota. For more information about Take Action Minnesota and the Justice 4 All Campaign (a part of the Community Justice Project) please visit: www.takeactionminnesota.org.
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds Participates in the Mayoral Debate on Education
"The star of the evening: Moderator Nekima Levy-Pounds, the University of St. Thomas law professor who insisted on answers from candidates who tried to duck pointed questions, shut down speechifying and interjected enough wit to keep the air breathable." writes Beth Hawkins about Pro. Levy-Pounds participation in the mayoral debate on education on September 16, 2013.
Katherine Tinucci, Gov. Dayton's Campaign Manager and former Community Justice Project student makes the news in MinnPost
Katherine Tinucci, Gov. Dayton's Campaign Manager and former Community Justice Project student makes the news in MinnPost
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks on MPR News
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds is featured in MPR News on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
50 years after the March on Washington: It's time to arise to today's civil-rights challenges by Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds writes an article in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington that appeared in MinnPost.
Prison Phone Justice: Making Connections for Families
The work of Dr. Tyner and the Community Justice Project in the campaign for prison phone justice gets coverage by writer, filmmaker, activist, Vina Kay in Opine Season.
Professor Levy-Pounds Discusses the Zimmerman Verdict on WCCO Radio, July 14, 2013
Professor Levy-Pounds appeared on WCCO Radio’s “News and Views” with Roshini Rajkumar on July 14, 2013 to discuss the George Zimmerman verdict.
In the aftermath of Zimmerman’s acquittal, racial justice remains elusive by Prof. Levy-Pounds
Prof. Levy-Pounds writes of issues of race, young Black men, and the law that factored into Trayvon Martin's untimely death in the Community Voices section of the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Hopkins High School black students' suspensions, charges dismissed
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds successfully advocates for African American male students at Hopkins High School who faced suspension and criminal citations for their involvement in peacefully protesting a racially-charged incident in February.
Professor Levy-Pounds writes about the Public Education-reform debate and Institutional Racism in MinnPost
Prof. Levy-Pounds writes of public education-reform and the issues that children of color experience within the system.
Dr Artika Tyner: “NCMR 2013: A Journey of Exploration and Learning”
Dr. Tyner writes about her experience at the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform.
The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice receives 2013 UST Mission Award
Congratulations to our CJP students on living the UST mission.
Parent Voices Talk Radio covers How Are The Children? Part VI: Re-Imagining Public Education
Parent Voices Talk Radio covers How Are The Children? Part VI: Re-Imagining Public Education, a symposium created by the Community Justice Project, that's in its sixth year.
Dollars and Sense: The Case for Prison Phone Justice by Dr. Tyner, Natalie Peterson, and Shannon West
Dr. Artika Tyner, Natalie Peterson, and Shannon West of the Community Justice Project write an article in Insight News about their work for Prison Phone Justice.
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds writes for the MinnPost Community Voices section about the plight of young black men in Minnesota
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds of the Community Justice Project writes for the MinnPost about the plight of young black men in Minnesota. "Minnesota’s long-standing reputation as a progressive state may very well be in jeopardy. A look at the statistics surrounding the quality of life for young African-American men point to a picture that is bleak and difficult to ignore. These young men represent fewer than 5 percent of our state population, but are more than 35 percent of our state prison population. They are more likely to have contacts with police and probation officers than college recruiters and job interviewers. They are also more likely to live in prison housing than on college campuses in our state. This has to change."
A presentation by Dr. Tyner inspires Central High School students to action
A presentation by Dr. Tyner entitled Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline: Research and Recommendations for Creating New Pipelines to Success Workshop on November 8, 2012 inspires Central High School students to action. In the presentation, Dr. Tyner addressed equity issues underlying the disproportionate representation of students of color, in particular African American students, in school disciplinary proceedings and juvenile detention.
Registration now open for How Are The Children? Part VI, Re-Imagining Public Education in Minnesota
In recent years, much attention has been paid to the growing disparities in public education between white children and children of color in our state. For example, according to the Minnesota Department of Education, African American male students lag 30 percentage points or more behind their white counterparts in reading and math proficiency. Students of color are also more likely to be suspended and expelled than their white counterparts. Evidence suggests that numerous factors contribute to these disparities and threaten the future viability of our state, if not addressed with a sense of urgency. Come and learn about ways in which teachers, parents, lawyers, policy makers, community members, and nonprofits, can work collaboratively and proactively to strengthen educational outcomes for all children in Minnesota and transform a crisis into an opportunity for change.
Highlighting the Prison Phone Justice Campaign
The work of the Prison Phone Justice team of the Community Justice Project is featured in the UST Newsroom - Professional Notes for December 20, 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Tyner 2013 Honoree of the Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar
For the seventh year, the Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar Award Committee a part of the PROCEED Foundation has produced this calendar to showcase the accomplishments of African Americans with roots in Minnesota. The Committee will be recognizing twelve individuals for letting their voices be heard for the shaping of future plans for our community and state. These individuals represent various sources of informational and educational practices to enlighten and inspire others to improve our society. This year’s theme, “Vanguards of Our Legacies” recognizes the honorees’ contributions for setting the tone and facilitating the message for the expectations, hopes and dreams for citizens of African descent as well as for all Minnesotans.
Brotherhood, Inc. Featured in Minnesota Public Radio News
Read about an inspirational story behind the work of Brotherhood, Inc. Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, comments in the Minnesota Public Radio News story.
Dr. Artika Tyner Blogs about the Principles of Timebanking on the Minnesota Campus Compact Community Website
Dr. Artika Tyner, Clinical Law Faculty with the Community Justice Project, blogs about the principles of timebanking on the MN Campus Compact website.
Community Justice Project's Brotherhood, Inc. earns runner up in the Mosaic Social Entrepreneur Competition
The Community Justice Project's Brotherhood, Inc. earns runner up in the Mosaic Social Entrepreneur competition. Neal St. Anthony mentions the award winners and special mentions in the Star Tribune.
CJP In the News: Dr. Tyner is featured in the Minnesota Women's Press
Dr. Tyner is featured in the Minnesota Women's Press, discussing her reading list and her work with the Community Justice Project.
Dr. Artika Tyner writes about the Principals of Timebanking
Dr. Artika Tyner writes about the principals of timebanking for Insight News, August 20, 2012.
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds Blogs on Prison Phone Justice Issues
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds blogs for children of incarcerated parents and the challenges they face in maintaining contact with a parent during incarceration. The Community Justice Project will be working with the Center for Media Justice on a Prison Phone Justice Campaign that sheds light on this issue.
The Community Justice Project's Brotherhood Inc. Advances to the Finals of the 2012 Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup
The Community Justice Project's Brotherhood Inc. Advances to the Finals of the Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup
CJP In the News: Alex Campion Receives Service-Learning Graduate Student Award
Alex Campion, advanced CJP student, receives the 2012 Service-Learning Graduate Student Award for her exemplary participation in the Service-Learning program at the University of St. Thomas.
IPC In The News: Alex Campion receives Pauline Lambert Advocacy Award
Advanced Community Justice Project student, Alex Campion, is honored with the 2012 Pauline Lambert Advocacy Award for taking initiative in challenging problems that exist around gender issues on campus. Congratulations Alex!
CJP In the News: CJP students lead a workshop to help teens.
CJP students Carlie Colburn and Jonica Jones lead a workshop entitled: “Teens and the Law: Know your rights.” This workshop was presented to youth leaders at the Wilder Foundation’s Youth Leadership Initiative Resources Fair on March 8, 2012.
CJP in the News: Twin Cities Daily Planet covers CJP Symposium
How are the Children? Part V, From the Classroom to the Courtroom, Exploring a Child's Journey through the Justice System, a March 14, 2012 symposium organized by the Community Justice Project, is covered by the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Prof. Tyner is the Winner of the Beat the Odds Blog Contest
Congrats to Prof. Tyner, Clinical Legal Faculty in the Community Justice Project and winner of the Beat the Odds blog contest! She and her guest will be seated at the Minnesota Vikings Children's Fund Social Media Table. Read her blog, "Beat the Odds–Investing Today, Creating Lasting Change for Tomorrow."
CJP In the News: Professor Levy-Pounds receives the Launa Q. Newman Community Services Award
Professor Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, receives the Launa Q. Newman Community Services Award at the "Lifting As We Climb" luncheon and ceremony held on March 8, 2012 by The Woman's Club of Minneapolis.
Nathaniel Khaliq is rewarded the Iustitia Et Lex Award
Mr. Nathaniel Khaliq, former president of the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP and long time collaborator with the Community Justice Project, receives the honorable Iustitia Et Lex award in 2011. The award is presented annually to a member of the Twin Cities legal community whose life and work demonstrate a passion in justice and law. Congratulations Mr. Khaliq!
CJP in the News: The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder covers the work of Professor Levy-Pounds and the Community Justice Project
The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder covers the work of the Community Justice Project and Prof. Levy-Pounds.
CJP in the News: The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder covers the work of Professor Levy-Pounds and the Community Justice Project
The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder covers the work of Prof. Levy-Pounds in a December 14, 2011 story.
The Community Justice Project seeks used computers, printers in working condition
Computer and printer donations will help change the lives of young African American men through the Community Justice Project. Read more from the University of St. Thomas Bulletin Today story, December 14, 2011.
Prof. Tyner featured for the Page Alumni MLK Service Day
Prof. Tyner, Clinical Faculty in the Community Justice Project, is featured in the Page Alumni Foundation MLK Service Day e-newsletter. Read her alumni profile.
CJP in the News: Star Tribune covers CJP's Brotherhood, Inc.
The Community Justice Project's Brotherhood, Inc. gets positive coverage in the Star Tribune on March 8, 2011. http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/117624068.html
CJP Awards: Minnesota Campus Compact Video of CJP work leading to Carter Partnership Award
Minnesota Campus Compact celebrates Community Justice Project's Carter Partnership award, click on the image on the homepage to see the video of their work.
Congratulations to the Community Justice Project and the St. Paul NAACP for being awarded the 2010 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award
The Community Justice Project (CJP) and St. Paul NAACP partnership advocates for changes in laws and policies that negatively impact communities of color, improves dialogue among community and government stakeholders, and supports restorative justice and reintegration programs. The Award was announced on June 17, 2010 at the Minnesota Campus Compact's Annual Summit Luncheon.
CJP in the News: Professor Levy-Pounds
Levy-Pounds Puts St. Thomas Weight Behind Civil Rights Struggle, follow the July 20, 2010 story recognizing the outstanding efforts of Community Justice Project Director, Prof. Levy-Pounds, for her critical work.
CJP in the News: Twin Cities Daily Planet covers GangNet work
Twin Cities Daily Planet covers CJP's work with GangNet in a news article on November 29, 2009, Labeled for life: Minnesota's gang databases need reform.
CJP in the News: Pioneer Press covers CJP work on GangNet database
The front page of the Pioneer Press online, December 2, 2009, covers CJP's work with the GangNet database system and includes their report entitled Evaluation of Gang Databases in Minnesota & Recommendations for Change. Report raises questions about Minnesota gang member registries
Tyner and Shell published in ABA Law Trends & News
Artika Tyner and Crixell Shell have been published in the Fall 2009 issue of Law Trends & News, a practice area newsletter by the American Bar Association. Read the article here: A New Addition to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner’s Toolkit: The Exploration of Restorative Justice and Practical Implementation.
CJP in the News: St. Paul Pioneer Press discusses work on Gang Data Base Revisions
The work of the Community Justice Project was a critical component to revising the gang database in St. Paul. The St. Paul Pioneer Press discussed the work of the group in the article, "Handling of gang data revised by Ramsay County sheriff."
CJP in the News: MPR Covers latest work of CJP
The latest work of the Community Justice Project is featured on MPR News on March 19, 2010.
CJP in the News: Twin Cities Daily Planet covers CJP Symposium
How are the Children? Part III a March 24, 2010 symposium organized by CJP is covered in a Twin Cities Daily Planet article on April 12, 2010, Breaking the Cradle to Prison Pipeline.
CJP in the News: Minnesota Public Radio covers CJP report on Gang Strike Force
Lawmakers Toughen Gang Strike Force Oversight - May 17, 2010, MPR story by Tim Nelson speaks of the CJP report on the Gang Strike Force.
CJP in the News: MinnPost covers Carter Partnership Award
The MinnPost.com writes of the prestigious Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award finalists in an article on June 7, Minnesota Campus Compact names finalists for Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award.
CJP Alums Recognized: Tim Flynn and Matthew Stewart
Community Justice Project alum, Tim Flynn and Matthew Stewart were awarded the Graduate Student Community Engagement Award from the Office of Service Learning and CILCE. Flynn worked on JDAI legislative advocacy and Stewart worked on Gang Database reform efforts as CJP students. Congratulations!
CJP in the News: Tyner Shares her experience with Highland Park Senior High
Clinical Law Fellow, Artika Tyner, J.D., is noted for sharing her knowledge and experience as a community organizer and lawyer by Highland Park Senior High in the St. Paul Public Schools AVID Monthly Moment, October 2010.
CJP Recognition: Members of CJP are recognized at the Community Engagement Celebration on April 27, 2011
Members of the Community Justice Project are recognized at the Community Engagement Celebration held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, hosted by UST CILCE and the Office for Service Learning.
CJP In the News: MinnPost publishes a Q&A with Professor Levy-Pounds
MinnPost published a Q&A with Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds on July 29, 2011.
The piece was published on the page for YPN (MinnPost's Young Professionals Network) as part of a weekly series called "YPN5Q." The series spotlights the state's top young business and civic leaders and creative minds - professionals propelling change through entrepreneurship, the arts, public service, social media, and community involvement.
Read Professor Levy-Pounds’ interview on MinnPost: YNP5Q Nekima Levy-Pounds.